What Fabio Capello and England Could Learn from Carlo Ancelotti and Chelsea

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What Fabio Capello and England Could Learn from Carlo Ancelotti and Chelsea
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There's been much talk about what went wrong for England after Wednesday's friendly against France at Wembley. Not enough of it has centered on the real problem: tactics.

While manager Fabio Capello was brave—and perhaps foolhardy—in introducing so many new faces, England got it all wrong in its planning and strategy.

The 4-4-2 formation failed, mostly because it fails to put the English in the right positions to succeed. The answer was right before him in the 4-3-3 used by Laurent Blanc's France as well as Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea.

Here are some reasons why a switch to a 4-3-3 would greatly boost England.

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